decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with creamy white head. Aroma is caramel malt and resiny hops. Caramel malt with a medium earthy/resiny bitter. Medium bodied but fizzy. Just a hinto warmth.
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep malty aroma. Brown in color with an off-white head. Nutty, slight roast, full-bodied...a bit bready. Great for an ESB.
jhamp9 (1517) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a nice white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is bread and some caramel. Taste is spicy rye bread, some caramel, and a hint of hops. Dry finish.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Best by 7/30/12. Pours a nice deep copper color with a tan head that settles and collars around the glass. Very light aroma but has notes of caramel, biscuit, and slight chocolate, if the hops are in there they don’t make too much of a dramatic apperance in the smell. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel and a light roast like note smoothed out by some nice bitter from the hops. No real taste of alcohol. Pretty tasty. Wish it had a more distinct nose though.
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark in color, subtle toffee and bitterness with a dry finish - would drink again but not on a regular basis
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thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is a deep amber brown with slow fading off white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty with a hint of chocolate, not much for hops but possibly a bit bready and some nut flavor.
gnatman (10) - - MAR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I expected much more of a traditional ESB flavor, but this is really just an IPA, tastes very much like a hoppy IPA, with just a hint of english bitters.
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy copper with two finger head that disappears quickly. Funky aroma with bread and grass. Taste the malts, with some spice and hop bitterness. Enjoyable, thanks to Amnesia87 for sending this my way.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a nice foamy head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, light fruity hops. The flavor is smooth, spicy and light naturally fruity flavors, earthy, toasted malts, slightly hot. A great example of an English Strong Ale. I have been getting some brews in trades from Real Ale, and I have been pleasantly surprised.
Errl (2432) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a cloudy/ unfiltered copper with a fluffy white head..Nose is caramel malts, hops, peach skin, pine..Taste is citrus ,hops, chewy malts, spice,nutty..Palate is warm,chewy and pretty light..This stuff is super drinkable..Once you pop, you cant stop.